If you haven’t heard the news yet, BVA is breaking into the world of CREATING BRANDS! We are 6 weeks into our 14-week engagement with Optigenex, and it has been all-hands-on-deck since the SOW signed on October 3rd. As with any new endeavor, it is not without its many challenges. As a team, we are working across multiple offices with different time zones, and needing to create brand new workflows, presentation decks, and final deliverables. On the client-side, we’ve adapted to a unique style of communication where we are presenting without the use of Google Drive or Google Hangouts. Despite all of the bumps in the road, the project is off to a great start with glowing reviews from the Optigenex team!
Hello, BVA! October Issue
Part of the culture at BVA is the allocation of budgets allowed for teams across offices to be able to get together annually and share in both company and team-building activities. After a managerial change and numerous new hires, the BVA design team scheduled an offsite retreat in order to further develop its already strong team chemistry with its new staff as well as create better cohesion with the designers in San Diego and Columbus. With a great suggestion by the Creative Services Director, Jacob Gilmore, the team decided to rent a Duffy boat for a cruise around San Diego's Mission Bay. On the boat the team would have open conversation, treats, and discuss their Big 5 results. The three Columbus designers (Jacob, Mark Oxier, and Sean Sewell) flew into San Diego for an entire business week to work with the San Diego designers. On Wednesday of that week, the retreat began.